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WR152: Print, Picture, Publish: Illustrated Magazines, 1920s-1960s

Dalton spring 2021

Tips: HathiTrust

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Selected Books

   That Was the Life by Dora Jane Hamblin
   Location:  Mugar Library Off-Site Storage AP2 .L5473 H35 1977; online via Internet Archive
   The author's chronicle of her 23 years working for Life magazine..


  The Great American Magazine: an inside history of LIFE by Loudon Wainwright
  Location:  Mugar Library PN4900.L55 W35 1986; online via HathiTrust
  A history of Life magazine, its decline and fall, and its present [circa 1986] resurrection.


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